Rear Admiral: China’s military buildup needed to be confidently made aircraft carrier
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s focus since he took office and did not focus on relations with China, while Obama’s visit will end China to develop its own policy framework has an important significance of the decision.
should be said that the current Sino-US relations in general is stable, the two countries in various fields of cooperation is positive. But the United States in all fields of the more prominent presence on China policy, “not synchronized” phenomenon. And cooperation in political, economic and other relations with the countries in the security field, particularly in military relations between the two countries are far lagging behind. Although re-start normal relations, Sino-US military relations, but the structural constraints do not eliminate, the need to enhance strategic mutual trust. For Sino-US relations can continue to maintain positive momentum necessary to create a new type of stable and healthy Sino-US military relations. I believe that it is necessary to grasp the “political base, strategic positioning, the constituent elements, communication mechanisms,” and several other important issues.
political base. Sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity is the country’s core interests, but also the mutual relations between countries in the high-end politics. Military relations in the various relationships between countries in the most sensitive, to obey and serve the political relations between the two countries. Each other’s core interests and concerns are important to maintain a stable relationship between the two countries to protect, but also to maintain stable and healthy relations between the military and political premise. Sino-US relations is the Taiwan issue the most sensitive and most explosive issue, the two countries established diplomatic ties, bilateral relations, especially military relations, ups and downs, the vast majority of cases are caused due to the Taiwan issue. In the current global financial crisis, economic crisis and other major regional and global challenges, the need for close cooperation the two countries. We kindly remind the U.S. government on the Taiwan issue to be careful, cautious, and then be careful not to have any chances.
strategic positioning. For Sino-US relations, U.S. government officials made a “strategic reassurance” (strategic reassurance) slogan, the Chinese government has not formally responded, Chinese scholars are studying, and some have made a variety of interpretation. I believe that the “strategic reassurance” contains enhance strategic mutual trust, strategic tests to find out the strategy cards, maintaining strategic stability in bilateral relations, etc., but the core issue is how a mutual strategic positions. Between the two countries also said that the question how to treat each other, this is a two-way interaction, not in a unilateral gesture shows the problem, not a party to another to ensure that the other side ease the problem. Strategic positioning of the two countries need strategic communication between the two governments, two countries and armed forces need to prove and promote concrete actions.
elements. Generally, large countries need a stable relationship between the “common interest” and “balance of power,” the two elements of traction. “Common interests” including economic interests, security interests, ideology, interests, etc., to deal with “common threat” is also a form of common interest; “balance of power”, that power relations in the balance of power theory, the two countries in military basic matched on, or the gap is not, which country the use of military means would not easily offend other important national interests, so as to achieve a stable relationship between the two armies.
now rely solely on “common interests” has been unable to maintain stable Sino-US military relations had. As China’s growing military power, the gap between China and the U.S. military will continue to shrink, even reach some kind of balance is not fully reciprocal relationship between the promotion of Sino-US military relations will be a contributing factor. When China’s strategic nuclear weapons to break through any missile defense system, to ensure to have and maintain a reliable strategic retaliatory capability, when China has a strong carrier fleet at sea, when the Chinese Air Force and Army have a strong strategic mobility, long-range forces delivery capability and rapid reaction capability, when Sino-US military relations may be more stable. The key here, the first American to calmly accept the future of China’s military power and military power status, China must always adhere to the second is a defensive military strategy, not challenge the core interests of the United States to seek regional and global hegemony.
communication mechanism. Smooth channel to enhance strategic mutual trust. Unmistakably tell each other they have to do to prevent miscarriage of justice due to the crisis and even conflicts; the event of a crisis and be able to timely and effective control; enhance strategic mutual trust, enhance the armed forces in dealing with common security threats in cooperation, which requires effective communication mechanism. This communication mechanism should be multi-level, the combination of regular and irregular, multi-track form. In the communication, timely, honest, efficient, major problems through the highest decision-making authority to do.
I believe that China needs to do more efforts to be more self-confident and open stance with the United States and other countries to communicate, we want to confidently tell the United States and other countries, China’s national interests need to enhance military power, the expansion of national interests abroad, the state’s economic development depends on deepening the international sea lanes, China’s development needs and has aircraft carriers and other large maritime combat platforms. Cover to cover in this area do not cover self-confidence to dare to put their big macro-weapons development program to tell others. For example, we will build several ships to aircraft carriers, in general, what size to maintain a strategic nuclear forces. China has insisted defensive pre-emptive military strategy and not thinking at the same time, do not let any country can escape there to bully China and the Chinese punishment fantasies.
in communication, we must frankly tell the United States, China’s military modernization is irresistible, the U.S. blockade, sanctions and containment policy can only stimulate the Sino-US military relations in a negative direction . Welcomed and accepted by the rise of Chinese military power is the only way out. Once we have such a “healthy” bright and clear, suspicion of others is no longer random, “China military threat theory” may also be falling tone, and even continue to exist, the market will become increasingly smaller. This is the dialectics of use in international relations. ▲ (author of Rear Admiral.)
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